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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids Banned At Ohio School

Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids Banned
The Horizon Science Academy in Lorain, Ohio is facing controversy from the African American community after school officials recently sent a letter home to parents saying afro puffs and small twisted braids. The letter specifically said: "Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with our without rubberbands, are NOT permitted."

Such dress code restrictions highlight a long-time problem between different races in America. One blog, BlackGirlLongHair.com, comments: "Afro-puffs are essentially the black version of the ponytail (when pulled back our hair puffs out instead of laying down), and yet the rules do not have a ban on ponytails for students of other ethnicities."

The blog goes onto say: "Our hair is viewed as radical, funky or unruly in its natural state, and restrictions are sometimes placed on us in academic and professional settings that do not extend to our non-black counterparts."

The school has since sent a letter home apologizing to parents, saying they will revise the dress code.

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